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  • Donald Trump boosts turnout, but not all newcomers vote for him

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump's presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful considera ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Agency: North Korea plans satellite launch this month

    SEOUL, South Korea – Weeks after its fourth nuclear test, North Korea announced plans Tuesday to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket lat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Campaigns turn to New Hampshire with Ted Cruz ascendant

    NEWBURY, N.H. – Next up: New Hampshire.Presidential contenders on Tuesday turned their airplanes and ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Martin O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa cau ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:39 am
  • No shadow: Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tu ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:38 am
  • Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

    WASHINGTON – Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Iowa Takeaways: Donald Trump can't meet hype, Hillary Clinton underwhelms

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump failed to live up to his own hype and finished second to Ted Cruz, but it was a late surge from Marco Rubio that may w ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Song by Haiti's outgoing leader jeers at female journalist

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti's outgoing president has released a brash pop song jeering at his critics and aiming sexually suggestive lyrics at his m ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:50 am
  • Taiwan county builds huge glass shoe as tribute to women

    CHIAYI, Taiwan – A Taiwanese county has built an enormous glass shoe as a tribute to local women who suffered from a debilitating foot disease.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban suicide bombing against a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest media company last month has shocked local ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • Bill Cosby due in court as lawyers push to get charges dropped

    PHILADELPHIA – Bill Cosby's lawyers will ask a judge to throw out the only criminal case lodged against the TV star from the dozens of accusations tha ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight race

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party’s leaders, swept to victory in Iowa’s Republican caucuses Monday ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Entrance polls: Values propel Ted Cruz to victory in GOP primary

    WASHINGTON – Republican caucus-goers who said they want a candidate who shares their values propelled Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to victory in Iowa, accordin ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe

    FLINT, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint's water, which has beco ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • Game On: Iowa caucuses kick off 2016 presidential election

    DES MOINES, Iowa – After a long year of campaigning, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates face voters for the first time, battling in Iow ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:42 pm
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